Uggg…It’s Cold Outside

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For the past few months that’s the main sentiment that I’ve heard from others…in person…on social media…in emails.

Yep, it sure is.

I’ve refrained from complaining.

I rarely comment when someone says something about the cold.

I’ve shared how we need to expand our vocabulary during the winter months.

But it’s so easy to get into a rut.

Especially when things aren’t the way we want them to be.

It happens all the time.

I, too, am tired of winter.  I long for sunny days accompanied with warmth.  I long for the breeze that takes the edge off the humidity rather than cuts like a knife through my throat as I try to breath.  I long to ride my bike…to drive with the top down…to be woken each morning with the sounds of birds singing.  I long to see the many colors of summer…all the shades of green…the beautiful colors of the flowers.  I long for it all.

I feel like I’m in a rut.  Even with all I have going on in my life.  I’ve realized I don’t have enough interests that aren’t dependent on beautiful weather or at least decent weather.

I’m ready to move out of the rut and embrace fully what is…to find things I love no matter what the season…to enjoy all the positives around me.

I came across an article, as I continue to unpack in my new digs, I’d printed out about Ann Harriet Buck, who created the mind body program at the famous Golden Door Spa in California.  Her Theory of Contrasts is full of wisdom for finding our way out of a rut and I thought you might appreciate them as much as I do…

If you have been sitting, stand.
If you have been standing, sit.
If you have been traveling, stay home.If you have been home, travel.
If you have been teaching, learn.
If you have been learning, teach.
If you have been talking, listen.
If you have been listening, talk.

It’s that simple.